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- Behind the Scenes: Georgia Southern Arts Marketing Manager, pro dancer and choreographer Lauren HolmenGeorgia Southern University’s Arts Marketing Manager Lauren M. Holmen (’13) is also a professional dancer and choreographer who has been performing since she could walk. Today, her multiple roles overlap and are deeply threaded throughout Savannah’s thriving arts scene. At present, she’s a pro dancer in the inaugural “Dancing with the Bananas” competition, hosted by the Savannah Bananas baseball team, and heads to Round 2 of the competition on July 6.
- Georgia Southern Chorale participating in international competition in GermanyThe Georgia Southern Chorale, a choir of 30 students from Georgia Southern University, is preparing for a 14-day trip to Germany that begins on July 4. While there, the students will participate in the “Sing Berlin!” international choir competition, featuring professional, university and community choirs from around the world. The choir qualified thanks to success in previous international competitions.
- Georgia Southern University’s annual economic impact soars to more than $1 billionThe latest report released by the University System of Georgia (USG) shows that Georgia Southern continues to have a strong economic impact on the region it serves and significantly contributed to the USG’s $19.3 billion total economic impact between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. The report indicates that Georgia Southern’s annual economic impact has soared to more than $1 billion for FY 2021, a 7.4% increase over FY 2020.
- Georgia Southern University explains recent Georgia earthquakeA total of three quakes were reported in the state in less than a week, raising questions about the nature of earthquakes in Georgia. James Reichard, Ph.D., Georgia Southern geology professor, has been speaking with news outlets about why it happened and what it can tell us about the state we live in.
- Georgia Southern names Dominique A. Quarles as Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity OfficerAfter a national search, Georgia Southern University has hired alumnus Dominique A. Quarles, Ph.D., to be its next Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer. Quarles comes to Georgia Southern from Mississippi State University where he serves as the Assistant Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion. In this role he provides […]
- Parker College of Business students work with local nonprofit, gain marketing experienceWhen Georgia Southern University faculty member Travis Brickey attended the annual Haunted Forest fundraiser, hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County in Statesboro, he didn’t expect to come back to the classroom with a project idea for his students.
- Waters College of Health Professions researchers studying racial disparities in cardiovascular diseaseResearchers in the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) at Georgia Southern University are studying why Black adults in America are 30% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than white adults through a study on racial disparities and cardiovascular health.
- Georgia Southern student recognized for registering 300 bone marrow donorsBrianne Dollar receives the Steven Bochco Award at the Gift of Life gala in Los Angeles. She received the honor thanks to her being responsible for more than 30 fundraising drives and registering over 300 bone marrow donors.